Thursday, February 9, 2012

Our Family Update - February 9, 2012

Dear Family & Friends,

What an eventful weekend we've had and it's simply carried over throughout the week. We had our baby shower this past Saturday and was elated to see so many family & friends and even got to meet some I've never met before (which was amazing). We were so blessed by the out pouring of love and support from everyone. We are still speechless. You will never know how very touched we are and still find ourselves in awe over your generosity and love! The hostesses did an amazing job with the decorations (pictures below) and the cake and punch was absolutely the best ever!! If you've never had Cameo Cakes... you have no clue what you're missing out on!!

It was quiet the emotional day; which started with my Mom having a spell that sent her to the Emergency Room and eventually landed her a stay in the hospital for a few days. This was very scary but thank God she is doing well and despite missing the baby shower (which was heart-breaking for her) she received good news and found some answers that will hopefully help her in the long-run. Isn't it amazing how God works in mysterious ways? We may never know why that had to take place at that very moment, and maybe we'll never know, but one thing I know for sure is that it could have ended so much different and I am just SO thankful to God for his protection and keeping her safe through it all.

We had a doctor's appointment yesterday and Alexis was quiet the character! She definitely has a lot of personality! She is so amazing! Although she was not giving us good profile shots she was certainly giving us many laughs. She had her arms over her face and would only move them to push on the sonogram machine when they would press down on my stomach. She was talking it up again and that is the funniest thing to see. Makes us wonder what she's thinking or saying? Her heartbeat was strong at 138bpm and she weighed in at 3.3 lbs. We (okay, I) joked because they showed us that she has hair on her head and we could see it at the front of her little forehead. I could not help myself and had to say - "oh no, I wonder if they got things mixed up during the IVF"? Ryan said "why do you ask that"? I said, "well babe, not sure she can be yours - she has hair in front already"!! (big laugh)... Of course we all laughed (even Ryan - thank goodness he has a good sense of humor).

Our precious little Angel, Bridgette, was still sleeping and just looking as beautiful as ever. The specialist said that she is not presenting any problems at all. I knew she wouldn't she was a gift from God and now is just a little Angel!

Overall, it's been yet another amazing week. We are blessed beyond measure and that is all thanks to God and of course because of you (our amazing family & friends). You have so made this journey one to remember and we know that you are as excited to get little Alexis here as we are. She is going to touch so many lives and we cannot wait to bring her into this big old world and help her grow into a mightily young lady!

Last, but certainly not least, we have a scheduled due date of March 26, 2012. This is just 6 Monday's away so we have a lot to get done to get ready for our girls arrival! We do hope and pray that you all can be there to help us celebrate.

As always, we will continue to keep you updated as we know more, and all we ask is that you please continue to keep us in your prayers.

"We prayed for this child and the Lord has granted us what we asked of Him" (1 Samuel 1:27)

Ryan, Candye, Alexis & Bridgette (RIP 1/4/2012)